Venus has recently disappeared from the night sky. Like Colorado’s gold-stained Animas River in the picture above, she’s entering the Underworld. She’s readying herself to meet the Sun god and be made new again. And, like the contaminated river, she’s not going quietly or gracefully. This is the time in her 18-month cycle when we–and the world–are easily inflamed. Outrage is an important feature of Venus retrograde. When Venus re-emerges as the Morning Star, she’s in a fighting mood. The ancient cultures who watched her cycle carefully, considered her re-emergence as an auspicious time to send their armies marching. This event occurs next week (the date depends on your horizon line). Is there anything you feel like going to war about?
If Venus has her way, you’ll be particularly outraged by obvious slights to the goddess. Venus, known by many names throughout the world, among them, Oshun, Isis, and Aphrodite, has always been the goddess of clean-running rivers. The headline making toxic crisis is occurring in the “Animas” River–get it? Anima is the Jungian term for the unconscious feminine principle–or the female half of Soul. Three million gallons of toxic sludge are pouring through the anima’s veins, harming all the creatures that her river nourishes. We should be outraged.
Perhaps your ire has been kindled by a certain reality show presidential candidate who refers to women as farm animals. Or maybe it’s that wealthy people can shoot lions whenever they want. Something more personal may have hooked you. An unfamiliar phone number on your boyfriend’s phone. Or perhaps the last straw has fallen onto a long-standing burden. Whatever has roused your inner Venus, know that her anger is best expressed when it’s consistent with her values. Venus is the one who reminds us that we’re all in this together. As we march forward in our new goddess shoes in the coming weeks, let’s remember that, as we try to clean up our collective act.
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Image source: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/08/10/3689745/epa-spills-three-million-gallons-of-wastewater-from-mine/